MXNet Release 18.05

The NVIDIA container image of MXNet, release 18.05, is available.

Contents of MXNet

This container image contains the complete source of the version of MXNet in /opt/mxnet. It is pre-built and installed to the Python path.

The container also includes the following:

Driver Requirements

Release 18.05 is based on CUDA 9, which requires NVIDIA Driver release 384.xx.

Key Features and Enhancements

This MXNet release includes the following key features and enhancements.
  • MXNet container image version 18.05 is based on MXNet 1.1.0.
  • For this month, no upstream merges as we work toward incorporating the upcoming MXNet 1.2.0 release.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 with April 2018 updates


Starting with the next major version of CUDA release, we will no longer provide Python 2 containers and will only maintain Python 3 containers.

Known Issues

Those wishing to run the MXNet unit tests under /opt/mxnet/tests/python should install SciPy using pip install scipy==1.0, as the recently available SciPy v1.1 is not compatible with all the unit tests. For more information, see Broken test_sparse_operator.test_sparse_mathematical_core with scipy 1.1.0.